One of the best ways to experience Turkey is to combine a short break in Istanbul with a relaxing gulet cruise. Sightseeing in Istanbul can be tiring so what better way to unwind than to spend the following 7 nights soaking up the sun on board a relaxing, authentic gulet cruise.
The total duration of this holiday will be 10 nights, however, you can stay longer or shorter in Istanbul as this type of holiday offers great flexibility - please contact us if you wish to tailor your own holiday experience.
10 nights total: 3 nights in Istanbul 4* BB hotel + 7 nights in luxury Gulet cruise
Day 1: UK to Istanbul:
Fly to Istanbul and meet our representative in Istanbul airport, private transfer to your chosen hotel.
Day 2 - 3: Istanbul
Choose to explore the city independently or book a sightseeing tour in advance.
Day 4: Istanbul to Gulet Cruise
Private transfer back to the Istanbul airport and fly to resort airport and meet our representative at the airport for private transfer to your Gulet.
Day 4 -10 : On board an authentic Gulet Cruise
Relax and enjoy the beauty of the Turkish Coast (or Greek Islands) in one of our luxury Gulet cruise. We offer a few different Gulets - Deluxe Gulet- Semercioglu IV which operates as all Inclusive basis, Seyhan Jan - Standard Plus gulet operates on Full Board & soft drinks basis. Or you can choose one of our Greek Island Standard Gulet Cruises as full board basis.
Day 11: Gulet Cruises to the UK
Pick up from your Gulet for the return private transfer to the airport and fly back to the UK.
Istanbul is uniquely positioned at the crossroads of the Orient and the Occident, with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. Standing on the shores of the Bosporus, the narrow street where the waters of the Black Sea mingle with those of the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul is also divided by the Golden Horn. Istanbul is a unique link between East and West, past and present. Soak up the history of Topkapi Palace, the centre of the Ottoman Empire, the place from which the Sultans ruled their Empire, or marvel at the sheer beauty of the Blue Mosque and Hagia St. Sophia, and the incredible Grand Bazaar. Istanbul surrounded by water, the city guards the precious remains of the empires of which she has been capital from the Byzantine to the Ottoman.
Turkey’s coastline is the longest in the Mediterranean; sailing on board an authentic gulet cruise is the perfect way to explore it, meandering at a slow pace and stopping off en route at hidden coves, charming villages and historic sites. You can remain in Turkish waters or cross the Aegean to the Greek islands. This is a perfect way to explore the region's many hidden treasures and sleepy backwaters, enjoying perfect serenity at sea and making friends along the way. We offer a range of itineraries along the Turquoise coast & Greek islands.
De luxe Gulet cruise & stay holidays from £1,298 per person
3 nights Empire Palace in Istanbul 4* BB - 1 wk Semercioglu IV Gulet cruise- All inclusive - from £1,595
3 nights Nowy Efendi Hotel 4* BB in Istanbul & Seyhan Cann Gulet cruise - 7 nights - FB & Soft drinks - from £1,298
3 nights Empire Palace in Istanbul 4* BB -
Greek Island Gulet cruise
- 7 nights FB - from £1,298
return flights (inc. internal flights), all private transfers, 3 nights Istanbul 4* BB hotel, 1 week Gulet cruise
Don't take our words..
"We have just been on a fabulous week long gulet cruise on the Semercioglu, it was certainly de luxe and the crew were fantastic" Ms Celia Wilson - 3.6.2019
"First impressions when we saw the gulet was 'wow!' The crew were so welcoming and the cabin beyond our expectations. Everything was perfect, the food was plentiful and delicious. The gulet was spacious and comfortable and sleeping on deck under the stars and watching the sunrise is something really special. Thank you, thank you. An unforgettable holiday that was so, so special..."
Mr and Mrs Guy
"Most chilled break ever! Brilliant holiday, fibulas experience. Would definitely go again! Great staff from start to finish! Thank you" Graham & Sam Lane. 17.6.2019